Great British Glazing

Published on 13th June 2019
In architecture, as in all other fields of design, trends come and go. There is, however, one design element that’s been at the height of vogue since the Romans discovered how to make it. It’s only hiatus coming for a brief 200 year spell when that pesky window tax was ruthlessly enforced. We are, of course, talking about glazing.

Unlike other fads, the tide of glass’ popularity just keeps swelling. Advancing technology has allowed for a widening of applications, leading to an ever evolving industry. Apropos is responsible for no small part of that evolution. We know that windows are wonderful but there is always scope for more.

Our designs range from simple, elegant extensions to gran designs style renovations. All made up from a combination of sand, minerals and heat which we surround with sturdy aluminium frames.

Each and every Apropos structure is made to order. Our bespoke design service allows us to work with the quirks of the land, incorporate special features unlikely to be found in off-the-peg purchasing, and involve the client every step of the way.

After all, it’s your home that we’ll be working on. So it’s important that you get the result that you need. All of which is made possible by our UK based manufacturing plant. Just one of the many features that makes Apropos glazing unique.

A family-run business, the Apropos story began in 1938 when Vincent Hartley constructed the world’s first aluminium-framed glazed structure. His prototype is still standing, and in use, today. Hartley’s aim was to create structures both beautiful and functional, to stand the test of time.

In the last 75 years the Apropos team has worked hard to build upon Hartley’s success. Evolving his designs into the very best of modern glazing with a sealing system which allows us to create glass structures of the highest thermal integrity. Whilst still delivering some of the slimmest sight lines on the market.

Apropos structures aren’t intended to merely add space. Our bespoke glazing will enhance your whole home. Bringing with it light and a whole new way to use the space on offer to you.

Our time honoured system consists of design, custom manufacture and installation. Our commitment to quality remains the same as it did when Hartley first began his adventure into glazing.

Just think what modern glazing could do in your home! Imagine glazed wall inserts in your loft conversion, a skylight to brighten up the kitchen. Perhaps a glorious conservatory where your unloved patio used to be or an arching atrium to restore light in the very heart of your home. With a bespoke Apropos project the sky really is the limit!

Get in touch with our design experts today to discuss your own architecture in glass project!
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